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Oyster Bay Chickee Out of Service Due to Fire

Damaged Chickee NPS Photo
Damaged Oyster Bay Chickeee
National Park Service

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News Release Date: June 3, 2013
Contact: General Park Information , 305-242-7700
Contact: Media Contact Linda Friar, 305-242-7714

Back country boaters who boat in Florida Bay from the Flamingo area of Everglades National Park should note that the popular Oyster Bay Chickee is not available for visitor use until further notice.

The Chickee, primarily made from wood and plastic decking, was significantly damaged by a recent fire and is temporarily closed.

Plans for repair are underway and the public will be notified when it is once again open for visitor enjoyment.

Did You Know?

Tree Snail

Over fifty-nine color varieties of the Liguus Tree Snail have been seen in and around the Everglades ecosystem. They graze on the algae and lichen that grows on smooth-barked trees. During the dry winter months, they are usually sealed to these trees to conserve moisture.